The city of temples, Mahabalipuram forms an integral part of the golden triangle travel of South India. Its a UNESCO world heritage site just 55 Km from Chennai, being that close to the metro city, Mahabalipuram is a popular weekend getaway and a pit stop for tourists travelling to Pondicherry.
The town though small has something for everybody and is best explored on foot…It houses some of the beautiful world heritage sites, ancient temples built by kings of Pallava dynasty, stone carvings, and never ending coast line. The city comes alive when the sun goes down and the hustle and bustle of the town takes a balmy pace.
What to see:
Since the town is a world heritage site by UNESCO for its monolithic rock carvings, sculptures and temples, these monuments make an integral part of Mahabalipuram sight seeing.